[tcb] Re: roof rack

They are both original racks. The one I just got sits to low. Even now after I 
drew the legs in a bit. It almost hit the roof of the bus, so I need it up 
about an inch to come up to the same height as the other one.

Alma Jo
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: whocanduncan1@xxxxxxxxx 
  To: TCB 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 1:43 PM
  Subject: [tcb] Re: roof rack


  Would it make more sense to adapt the front to sit up higher?


  Sent from my BlackBerry®


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  From: "Alma Jo Barrera" <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx> 
  Sender: tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 13:41:54 -0600
  To: <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  ReplyTo: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Subject: [tcb] Re: roof rack


  It worked...I guess.... It does not sit at the same height as the other one. 
Guess I need to get the saw zaw out and do some modifying to it. 

  I want it to sit at the same height as the front rack. I am going to be 
attaching a awning to them.

  I just hate to cut an original rack. Does anyone one have one that is not in 
the greatest shape. Broken legs are OK.

  Alma Jo

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Alma Jo Barrera 
    To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 10:30 AM
    Subject: Re: [tcb] Re: roof rack


    straps are on, but had to stop. Had a play date with the grandson. took him 
to the zoo. 

    Getting ready to go outside for round 2 with the rack.

    Alma Jo
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: kelly dosch 
      To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 4:06 PM
      Subject: [tcb] Re: roof rack


              Oh c'mon. Did it work or what? I am really curious. 

            --- On Tue, 3/1/11, Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:


              From: Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>
              Subject: [tcb] Re: roof rack
              To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
              Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 10:38 AM


              Just got some ratchet straps on it to do that.....Great minds 
think alike.
                ----- Original Message ----- 
                From: kelly dosch 
                To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
                Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 9:24 AM
                Subject: [tcb] Re: roof rack


                        Try this if you can- tie a rope or clothesline from one 
leg to the other across the bus, so that you have 3 ropes, each going across 
from one leg of the rack to the other. 
                        Then, using some sort of rods or dowels, slowly twist 
each rope like a tourniquet, pulling the legs closer together little by little, 
until it bows up in the middle and fits in the drip rails. 
                        Try to go evenly, just a few turns on each rope, and 
watch/listen closely for any signs heavy stress. 
                        

                      --- On Tue, 3/1/11, Alma Jo Barrera 
<patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


                        From: Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>
                        Subject: [tcb] Re: roof rack
                        To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                        Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 12:01 AM


                        I had seen that, but the way I read it is that it 
should fit a bay if it is made for a bay or a split.

                        The rack that I have is on one side in the drip rail 
and the other side is out about an inch. It also seems to hit the roof. It is a 
1/2 rack, has 3 legs on each side. 

                        I am wondering if maybe it had heavy stuff on it and it 
stretched.

                        It is in amazing condition. The clamps still has the 
rubber coating, the metal is still bright, it has the plugs at the ends of the 
open pipes, It has the blue decal with the part number.

                        So it was not used much. It came out of the rafters in 
a barn in Waco.

                        Alma Jo



                        From: Shakey Spudman 
                        Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 8:31 PM
                        To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
                        Subject: [tcb] Re: roof rack


                        mabey you should check this site first. try this thread.

                        
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=278482&highlight=roof+rack+bay+split

                        shakey


                        On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Mark Jenkins 
<marktts88@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

                          Yes foot to foot 


                          On Feb 28, 2011, at 7:45 PM, "Alma Jo Barrera" 
<patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


                            Is that drip rail to drip rail/ foot to foot?

                            Alma
                              ----- Original Message ----- 
                              From: Mark Jenkins 
                              To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
                              Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 5:13 PM
                              Subject: [tcb] Re: roof rack


                              I put a tape on my split rack it's 55 inch wide




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                              From: Alma Jo Barrera <patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx>
                              To: TCB <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
                              Sent: Mon, February 28, 2011 3:24:26 PM
                              Subject: [tcb] roof rack


                              OK. went and picked up an all metal bus roof rack 
today. 

                              Thought I would use it on my Bay.....well it is 
too wide.

                              Are splities wider than bays on the roof?



                              Alma Jo (AJ)





                     

           

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